Evanston boy arrested in connection with burglary, theft

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy Wednesday when responding to a burglary in Evanston, officials said.

Officers responded Wednesday night to a reported burglary in the 2300 block of Pioneer Road, where the resident whose home was burglarized described to officers the male who broke into her home, police said.

Officers in the area soon spotted three people in the area on bikes — one who matched the description the resident has provided, police said. When the officer tried to stop them, they all fled. The male who matched the description of the burglar discarded his bike and ran away on foot, police said.

The officer caught the 13-year-old in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, officials said. Police found in his possession two credit cards reported stolen in January after a car was burglarized in the 2200 block of Ashland Avenue, officials said.

For the two incidents, the 13-year-old was charged with four offenses — one count of residential burglary, one count of criminal damage to property, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of credit cards.

The teen was transported to Cook County’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

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